Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 44 year old mother of five amazing daughters and wife to a caring, sensitive AND sexy husband. I adore my family. I’m dedicated to my faith. I enjoy a good laugh. I'm nostalgic and love to reminisce. "Remember" is my favorite word in the English language. I love life! I’m passionate about music, food and travel. I’m fascinated with anything European. {PARIS! Hello!} I love celebrating anything and everything! I love to read, especially a good biography, mystery, Regency Era or Historical fiction novel. I love thoughtful gift giving. To me the gift wrap is almost as important as the gift itself. I love being creative…bolts of ribbon, coordinating scrapbook papers, producing a tablescape, or d├ęcor for a themed party etc. puts a smile on my face. I love the details! I’m a freak for anything theme oriented. I enjoy event planning, but oddly enough do not like to host or entertain. I enjoy fashion, but have to be really in the mood to clothes shop. I love purses and funky jewelry. I’d rather wear wedges or heels any day than flats. I enjoy decorating and searching for the perfect decorative pillow or picture. However, you’ll never see me frequent high-end stores. I'm more of a Ross, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning kind of gal. My favorite decor style is an old world rustic chateau look with a hint of bohemian, baroque and vintage shabby chic, like an English cottage. {confusing I know!} Autumn is my favorite season. I’d go through childbirth a million times. I enjoy biking with my man, Pilates, and jogging. BUT you’ll never find me in a gym working out. I love movies, whether watching them in the theatre or cuddled up on the couch with my family. I enjoy a good chick flick or real life drama! I'm a sucker for movies on the Hallmark Channel. I love the elderly. I love Disneyland. I love being in the canyon on a summer or fall evening at dusk. I love my friends. While I have some extroverted characteristics. I’m a self proclaimed introvert. I’m generally quiet, calm, reserved and pretty darn private. Why in the heck do I blog? It’s a creative way to record family history. I enjoy photography. I really don’t like to write, although I write in my journal almost every day. I love the beach. I enjoy WWII history. I love a clean, orderly house, but ours looks lived in. ;) PBS Masterpiece is my friend. I adore Jane Austen films. They transport me to another time and place. If I had to choose another time period in which to live, early 19th Century England would be my pick. "Sense and Sensibility" is my all time favorite movie. My favorite TV series is the Spanish Drama "Velvet." My biggest pet peeve is people who blow their noses in public. So gross! {Take it to the bathroom people.} I’d go on a wine tasting vacation if it wasn’t against my religion. I’ve always wanted to adopt a baby from a foreign country. I’m an avid BYU football fan. I love our campfires at Scofield Lake. I have a 'thing' for fairy gardens and Gallic French roosters. I love summer rainstorms and warm baths. I'm a Rush Limbaugh and Hannity Talk Radio Show listener. Also a fan of several Fox News shows. I hate when my kids have homework. I collect quotes, Madame Alexander Dolls, and Disney pins. I always prefer sitting in a back row versus the front. {I'm sort of a seat snob..yikes} I also have high expectations for my lemonade, salsa, and french fries too. HA! I work well behind the scenes. I love a good Dateline Mystery and the genealogy TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" I’m a night owl. I'd rather be cold than hot. I enjoy being a chauffeur to my children. I’m an Anglophile… love anything English! I would like to serve a church mission to England with Jaren someday. I'm queen of paper towel, used kitchen hand towels and dishrags make me squirm. You’ll rarely find me out of the house not ready for the day, except when driving the kids to school on the days I don't work. I feel naked without lip gloss. Pairing up white socks, chipped fingernail polish, chapped lips and brownie crumbs on the floor drive me nuts! I like to organize and BE organized..but not saying I always am. ;) I enjoy hiking and ATV’ing with my family and snowshoeing with the hubs. Although I enjoy collecting recipes and occasionally watch cooking shows... (Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, Paula Deen, and the Pioneer Woman are my favorites) I’d rather not cook. Eating out is so much more fun. I love celebrating holidays. Family traditions are important to me. I'm a memory preserver. I'm a pathological picture taker ;) and I love happy lists!

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Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Emma Abigail (19)

Emma Abigail (19)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

My Man!

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Good Times!

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What I Believe!

Our Missionary

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My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Monday, August 01, 2016

What's On My Happy List?


Kyleigh in Korea
mission update week 63

I thought I'd be leaving this week with transfers, but Sister Cordero is the one transferring out....up to the farthest north that you can go in the mission. In the countryside! She will have the opportunity to do some farming for service activities. :)  President Barrow called me and asked me to be an STL again and I get to stay for my fourth transfer here in Doyge. I am so happy and so excited. I have come to love this area so much. Sister Hall, my friend from the MTC...she was in my district that I came to Korea with...IS MY NEW COMPANION! We both had impressions through out the week that we would be serving together. Super stoked! Although I will miss Sister Cordero! We had a lot of fun together. Honestly I don't think I've laughed as much on my mission as I have with her. We had the craziest two transfers together.. Full of crazy adventures and weird things happening. It's been good. 

We see potential with a couple of our contacts. Trying not to get our hopes up, but we have faith! 
We had Zone meeting this week. I was in charge of one of the teaching practices. 
I did it on the importance of following up! 

I'm doing well. 
Love you all!
xoxo
Sister Cooper

This lady is someone we visit often...her daughters are members, but she is not. 
with Robert-our Filipino member
My new companion, Sister Hall!
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In other family news this week.....

Celebrating 
Pioneer Day...

Hannah, her friend Emma, my brother's family and I, were the only ones that wanted to brave the 24th of July parade...we escaped the heat for quite some time. 
The moment it hit...we were out of there! lol 
The weather here as been disgustingly hot. 
Loved, LOVED listening to the Mo Tab Pioneer Concert.
The King Singers were the guest artists. :) 
 The hubs took me and the older girls shooting that afternoon at the new TNT shooting range
I got to try out 7 different types of guns..
{no one better mess with us Cooper girls...just say'in.}

Uncle Braden giving some rifle tips...
These two had some gun shooting of their own going on. 
water style ;)

Had a "P-Day" with Kate and Brie to celebrate Pioneer day... 
 I gave them a Pop-tart taste test challenge. 
They were so excited about this. 
Probably cuz I rarely buy these things. 
Nasty. Nasty. food to me. 
 lots of Poptropica...they love these problem solving scavenger hunts on the computer!
chicken at Popeyes...
and some Painting...
*****
 We had a little get away to Scofield ...
We love to stop at one of our favorite places..Zuppas! before we head up the mountain...
May I suggest the mango salad with tomato basil soup? Gosh it's good.  
Morn'in walk!
 Game play'in!
 My favorite dice game right now..
 Monopoly Express...SO MUCH better than the board game.
Puzzle do'in!
 S'more making...
{saw this idea on line to use a cone instead of graham crackers..
so I thought we'd give it a try}

If you are a pb lover you can line the inside of the cone with peanut butter....then stuff with marshmallows, chocolate, candy bars..etc....
 wrap with tin foil...and put on the grill...
Yum!
Some evening relaxation..lakeside ;)
  ATV adventure...


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My nephew had his mission farewell
Frankfurt Germany is lucky to have this kid com'in ;) 
My parents will soon have four grandkids out on missions.
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Randomness...
Hannie has had the chance to do baptisms for the dead a couple of times this summer at the Draper Temple
Going up into the Draper Mountains to overlook the city lights...was quite the adventure for her ;) 
parting with g-ma's old couches and chairs...
things around here tend to end up in a photoshoot if you haven't noticed. lol ;)
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Good Witch
My current viewing pleasure.
I am lovin this!

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